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Beth’s garden writing workshop July 20

Enough of this book-writing story reading merriment. Back to earning a living. Come one come all to my next garden workshop! (The date has been changed so as not to coincide with the FIFA world cup finale…)

one-day writing adventure
structure and support for those with lots of writing experience and for those
with none.
a summer day learning to trust your voice and tell your stories. Listen to your
creative self. Gain confidence and perspective from friendly contact with other
writers. Write in the garden and enjoy positive feedback, bushy perennials, and
Who: Writer and teacher Beth Kaplan has
taught writing at Ryerson for 20 years and at U of T for 7.
Sunday July 20, 10.30 a.m. to 5 p.m
Cost: $150, including food for thought
and actual food (and wine). Register
early; registration is limited.
Where: Beth’s secret garden in Cabbagetown.
Laughter, camaraderie and insight
more information –
register –
“Glorious stories being made, a
beautiful setting, great food, a garden to die for.”
Kelsey Mason
what I needed to get started writing again
Pat Broms

“Beth has a special gift for creating a
safe learning environment, with a well of positive things to say without
passing judgment. It was a joy to be there with her and the others. Her garden
is magical, and she created a magical day for me.” 



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